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Tyldesley Family History Resources

The library resources listed here are at the two main repositories of data pertaining to Tyldesley: Wigan History Shop and Leigh Library. Tyldesley Library has a selection of local-interest books, but does not keep church registers or census records.


The History Shop, operated by Wigan Heritage Services is on Library Street, Wigan, WN11NU; Tel: (01942) 828128. It's a fascinating place crammed full with a wide range of books, volumes and maps dealing with local and general Lancashire history. The film reader area is rather cramped, but the staff are friendly and helpful, it's best to book a film reader in advance


Leigh Local History service is at Leigh Library, Leigh, WN71EB; Tel: (01942) 404559. It's at the Turnpike Centre just opposite the Parish Church. It's much smaller than Wigan History Shop, and with only one local history officer running the show, it can be a bit frustrating if he's off somewhere when you want something. Leigh does not have the wide range of material held in Wigan, but is the only repository for local newspaper archives and old photos covering Tyldesley.

CHURCH REGISTERS (W= at Wigan History Shop, L=at Leigh Library)

Church of England

St George
Baptisms 1825-1973 (W,L)
Marriages 1829-1902 (W,L), 1903-1971 (W)
Burials 1825-1938 (W,L)

St John, Mosley Common
Baptisms 1825-1881 (W), 1882-1957 (W,L), 1958-1973 (W)
Marriages 1829-1895 (W), 1896-1976 (W,L)


Countess of Huntingdon’s (Methodist) Connexion (Top Chapel)
Baptisms 1789-1972 (W,L)
Marriages 1910-1918 (W) 1919-1966 (W,L)
Burials 1789-1858 (W,L), 1859-1868 (L), 1869-1919 (W,L), 1920-1972 (W)

Primitive Methodist Mosley Common
Marriages 1902-1985 (W)

Primitive Methodist Shuttle Street
Marriages 1928-1966 (W)

Wesleyan Methodist
Baptisms 1822-1837 (W,L), 1850-1949 (W)
Entry book for graves c 1820-1880 (L)


Tyldesley Congregational
Baptisms 1870-1957 (W,L)

Other denominations

New Jerusalam (Swedenborgian) Shuttle Street
Baptisms 1830-1836 (W,L)

CEMETERY REGISTERS (W= at Wigan History Shop, L=at Leigh Library)

Tyldesley Urban District Cemetery Register 1878 – 1953 (W, L)

Note: Information about burials and location of plots in both Cemetery can be obtained by email from Cemeteries at The staff are extremely helpful, and if you want to locate a grave on the ground, give them a call; if it is convenient someone may meet you at the cemetery and show you the site, whether there is a monument there or not!


The burial registers of Tyldesley Cemetery, 1878 to 1953, have been transcribed into a database, unfortunately at present these cannot be posted onto this site due to administrative problems. If you require any name checking please E-mail Astley-history at

ELECTORAL RECORDS (W= at Wigan History Shop, L=at Leigh Library)

Tyldesley 1974-1993 (W), 1994-present (W, L)


Tyldesley has not had its own newspaper, but local news was reported in the following papers published in Leigh (available only at Leigh Library)

Leigh Advertiser: April-December 1848
Leigh Chronicle: January 1852-December 1963
Leigh Courier: January 1904-March 1906
Leigh Herald: September 1859-June 1869
Leigh Journal: March 1874-date
Leigh Observer: December 1886-December 1899

CENSUS RETURNS FOR TYLDESLEY (W= at Wigan History Shop, L=at Leigh Library)

1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 (W, L)

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